St. John the Compassionate Mission


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Memory Eternal

Gordon Junkins

Sunrise August 27, 1957
Sunset November 6, 2019

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Memory Eternal!
Dean Rideout Funeral 2019-09-20

"Hell here I come!"

We buried Dean on Friday, and the words he yelled, coming out of the Mission on a cold winter morning, describes accurately the life he lived for the past 25 years or more, on the streets of Toronto, where he eventually died. Friday June 28, 2019.

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With fond memories of Fr John Koulouras who died August 22, 2019. Memory eternal!

Fr John served at St John the Compassionate Mission following his retirement from All Saints church in Toronto.

Autumn Needs List

Quick Oats & Cold Cereal, Pancake Syrup
Regular & Herbal Tea
Potatoes, Squash, Fresh Garlic, Apples, Oranges
Sugar, Brown Sugar
Canned Tomatoes, Sauce, Paste
Curry powder, Italian herbs, Thyme
Canned Tuna
Ketchup, Cooking oil, Rice



Mission Life as a Teenager
by Daniel Tibayan - September 2017

My name is Daniel and I’ve been a part of the parish of St John the Compassionate Mission for about 4 years now. Being the ripe age of 18, I am part of the youth at the Mission. Finding St John’s was one of the most impactful things that have happened to my life thus far. I grew up attending an Anglican church, so there were a lot of changes that I had to go through. Changes like making the sign of the cross, venerating icons and my least favourite of everything, fasting.
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of Mercy

St. John the Compassionate Mission is in co-operation with local neighbourhood groups and Social Services in Toronto serving anyone in need since 1986. St John the Compassionate Mission is incorporated as a non-profit organization and issues tax receipts. St John's is an Apostolate of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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We are grateful to Mazon Canada for their generous support towards our food programs.

The Second Liturgy

Encountering Christ at the Table of the Poor

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